Welcome to a Hawaii Island News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Our lead story concerns the planned reopening of the Saddle Road and the ending of increased law enforcement on the cross-island highway.
Reporter: Michael Brestovansky (“Hawaii Tribune-Herald”).
Accessed on 20 December 2019, 0245 UTC, Post 20006.
Please click link to read the full story.
Hawaii County police officers will end their increased law enforcement activities on the Saddle Road by 3:30 p.m. Friday. The pull back follows a statement from Hawaii Governor David Ige that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope “will not proceed in the immediate future and the Maunakea Access Road will be reopened to the public.”
According to “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” reporter Michael Brestovansky,
“Ige repeatedly said the TMT project is not abandoning the Big Island and will continue to work with the state to find a way to proceed with construction at a later time. However, he added that the project has not yet shared any timeline for when it might be prepared to begin construction again.”
“I don’t believe this changes anything, per se,” Ige said.
So, for now, continued work on the Thirty Meter Telescope has been suspended until further notice.
In my opinion, the TMT board will now pursue another location for the TMT. The most likely location for the giant telescope will be the Canary Islands, a location governed by Spain.
For the latest Hawaii Island, Hawaii State, West Hawaii, and Hawaii Sports News, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.
Until next time,
https://hawaiinewsdigest.net (the daily update).
https://hawaiinewsdigest.com (breaking Hawaii News).
https://hawaiisciencedaily.com (breaking science and technology news).
https://hawaiiintelligencedaily.com (geopolitics, terrorism, cyber security).